enteropathogenic

adjective

en·​tero·​patho·​gen·​ic ˌen-tə-rō-ˌpa-thə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce enteropathogenic (audio)
: tending to produce disease in the intestinal tract
enteropathogenic bacteria

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Previously, state and local health officials had said that eight people who visited the park contracted Shigella and other people tested positive for the norovirus, sapovirus and a type of E. coli called enteropathogenic E. coli. CBS News, 8 Aug. 2022 People who visited the splash park also have tested positive for the norovirus, sapovirus and a type of E. coli called enteropathogenic E. coli. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2021 People who visited the splash park also have tested positive for the norovirus, sapovirus and a type of E. coli called enteropathogenic E. coli, the state health department said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 6 July 2021 The latest organisms that researchers have looked to are bacteria in the microbiomes of roundworms that parasitize insects (technically termed enteropathogenic nematodes). Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, 20 Nov. 2019 Bifidobacteria can protect from enteropathogenic infection through production of acetate. Enea Rezzonico, Scientific American, 17 Feb. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enteropathogenic was in 1956

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“Enteropathogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteropathogenic. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

enteropathogenic

adjective

en·​tero·​patho·​gen·​ic ˌent-ə-rō-ˌpath-ə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce enteropathogenic (audio)
: tending to produce disease in the intestinal tract
enteropathogenic bacteria
enteropathogen noun
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